My Résumé

David Bardallis
Ann Arbor, Michigan • Contact

Career Profile
  • Experienced in creating, writing, editing, and proofreading copy for a variety of communications materials in corporate, business, and nonprofit settings
  • Strong grammar skills, command of English language, ability to meet deadlines
  • Competent with a wide range of styles and tones, e.g., technical, journalistic, scholarly, editorial, informal
  • Sensitive to the needs, expectations, and perceptions of different audiences

Professional Experience
  • Self-Employed, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2003 – Present
    Freelance Writer and Editor
    Provide copy solutions for a variety of business and nonprofit clients, from original writing to content and line editing to proofreading and more.
  • Borders Group Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., 2004 – 2009
    Copy Editor
    Maintain brand voice and provide QA for variety of customer-facing print and e-commerce communications, including monthly in-store shopping guides; weekly web updates; monthly emails; and the Borders Shortlist, distributed weekly to 23 million inboxes.
  • Bolger + Battle Inc., Midland, Mich., 2002 – 2004
    Create and develop marketing materials for clients ranging from global Fortune 100 companies to regional nonprofits. Write, edit, and proofread copy for client internal and external communications including ads, brochures, newsletters, emails, video scripts, web sites, and news releases.
  • Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Midland, Mich., 1998 – 2002
    Managing Editor of Publications
    Oversee production schedule for economic research and educational institute’s publications, including two quarterly journals, quarterly contributor newsletter, monthly commentary series, special op-eds, reports and studies, and daily web updates. Write, edit, and/or proofread all of foregoing as necessary. Assist with development of promotional materials including fundraising letters, marketing brochures, and event support.

  • B.A., English and Psychology University of Michigan–Dearborn
  • Graduated with distinction (3.5 GPA)
  • Senior editor, Lyceum, campus literary arts journal
  • Contributing editor, The Michigan Journal, student newspaper

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